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Nyan Cat Costume with EL Rainbow 



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Nyan Cat Costume with EL 

Rainbow 

Written By: Mar Williams 



PARTS: 



EL wire (6) 

red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple 

Sequencer/battery pack (1) 

phone or mp3 player (1) 

Amplifier, mini, portable (1) 

plastic flexible beading thread (1) 

Tapestry needle (1) 

Hot Glue gun & hot glue (1) 

papier-mache (newspaper, flour, water) (1) 

Sewing materials (1) 

fabric - tan, pink, hot pink, gray, and black 

old T-shirt (1) 

pair of black pants (1) 



SUMMARY 

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Step 1 — Nyan Cat Costume with EL Rainbow 




• Wrap a balloon in papier-mache, let 
dry, and craft ears with rolled-up 
newspaper. Get a kitten to help 
you. 

• Cut a hole for your melon to fit 
through and some eye holes in 
Nyan cat's mouth. 

• Stuff the inside of the head with 
material or newspaper so your 
head fits securely/comfortably 
inside. 



Step 2 






• Sew a big tan rectangle for the pop tart, leaving holes for arms, head and the entire bottom 
portion open like a T-shirt. 

• Sew a T-shirt or sweatshirt inside the pop tart, closing up around the arm and neck holes - 
this makes it so you can add stuffing to the shoulders. 

• Add your frosting and sprinkles (felt) with hot glue. Easy. 

• The head is made by stretching and hot-gluing felt over the papier-mache. 



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Step 3 




• Get some flexible beading thread. It's clear plastic and has some give so it wont hurt your 
EL as you move around. Whip-stitch it around the EL going all the way down the length of 
the pants. 

• You can be a super cool maker and use an Ardruino to create your sequencer. OR you can 
be a lazy, last-minute costume maker like me and buy a sequencer ready-made. :/ 

• The 9v battery ran out in about an hour, so I put together a pack of 6 AA batteries to 
replace it. 



Step 4 




• I hid a shuffle player and battery- 
powered speaker in the foot for 
maximum Nyan annoyance. 



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Step 5 




• Dance! 



Fun costume to make. Only a handful of people knew what I was, but it was a blast anyway. 



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